Human Factors in Shakespearean Theatre Architecture

  • Paweł AmałowiczEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1214)


Shakespearean theatre is a performing arts and theatre architecture phenomenon. Auditorium and stage arrangements in such buildings are specific and unique. It was the English renaissance theatre that introduced the human scale into the relation between the spectator and the actor. A strong bond was formed between the artists and the audience in the Elizabethan theatre. There are many stages today that operate without draw curtains and still resemble stages from the Elizabethan theatre. The author will be analysing modern theatre formats of this type. He will also examine whether such architecture could respond to artistic demands of non-Shakespeare drama performances or other types of events. The important issue is how and to what extent Shakespearean theatres may affect the spectators’ reception of the show. The study of several factors having a positive impact on every member of the audience within such buildings is the main purpose of this paper.


Shakespearean theatre buildings Modern theatre architecture Stage and auditorium 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitectureWroclaw University of Science and TechnologyWroclawPoland

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